Buy This Not That: Eye Brighteners


Ok, I love MAC. It’s one of, if not my favorite, makeup brand. The only things that I don’t particularly like from MAC are their mascaras and their liquid foundations…although I haven’t tried the Face & Body Foundation yet, and I think I would like that one. Anyway, my point is, is that I am always pleasantly surprised whenever I try a new product from them. However, this eye brightener did not wow me and I actually prefer the drugstore equivalent!

This is the MAC Prep + Prime in the shade Radiant Rose. This is a highlighting stick that is a pinky-salmon tone that is supposed to be used to highlight the face and disguise blue-toned undereye circles. I have pretty bad dark circles, and I have loved the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Corrector in Brightener since it came out. I use this every single day to disguise my dark circles and I haven’t found anything better. So, I waited until I ran out of my tube to try the MAC Prep + Prime.

I can’t believe how disappointed I am in this product! The color is exactly the same, a salmon toned color, and it looks just the same as the Maybelline one. The reason I don’t like this is because it has a runnier consistency than the Maybelline one, and it doesn’t cover as good! The Maybelline one actually has more pigmentation. You get a LOT of product in the Maybelline one, and I don’t think you get that much judging by the packaging of the MAC one. It also creases in my undereye area, even if I set it with powder like I always do.

I will use this product up because I purchased it, and it’s not a BAD product. I just like the Maybelline one wayyyy better, and that NEVER happens! Haha.

So, the MAC Prep + Prime is $26, while the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is around $7. I think I’ll be sticking with the Maybelline one.

I have a full review on the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer here.

What is your favorite product to use underneath your eyes?

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